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Hill, Mosser take the lead

Next stop for track team: Demon Invitational

Melinda Mawdsley

— The events in which Matt Hill will compete this season are up in the air. How well the Steamboat Springs athlete does is not.

On Saturday, Hill placed second in the 1,600-meter race with a personal best of 4 minutes, 36.6 seconds at the Palisade Invitational. He just missed qual–ifying for the Class 4A State Track and Field Champion–ships.

“He ran a smart mile,” Sailors coach Andy Reust said.

Hill also placed third in the 3,200 meters in 10:32. It was the first time this season Hill ran the two-mile race.

“It could be a possibility he might run it,” Reust said. “At this point, I don’t know where I’m going to go with it.”

Hill also is an 800-meter standout, but he did not run that race at Stocker Stadium in Grand Junction because he entered the 3,200.

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Hill’s teammate Chelsea Mos–ser was the only Sailor to win an event Saturday. She placed first in the 200 meters in 27.01 and took third in the 100 in 13.43.

Both times were personal bests for Mosser.

“I haven’t seen everybody from the region,” Reust said. “She’s right up there.”

Steamboat has not faced regional opponents Monte–zuma-Cortez or Eagle Valley during meets this season, so the Sailors are eager to see where they stack up.

Steamboat will get its chance to face Eagle Valley at the Demon Invitational on Saturday in Glenwood Springs.